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Red Light Therapy: Effectively Manage Pain and Reduce Inflammation

What Pain Is:

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild to severe. It is the body's way of alerting us to potential danger or injury. Pain can be physical, emotional, or psychological in nature and can be caused by a variety of factors such as illness, injury, stress, and trauma. The more we understand what pain is and the reason behind it, the more effective we an be at managing it.

Reasons for Inflammation:

Inflammation is a natural response of the body to protect itself from harm. It is a complex process that involves the release of chemicals and hormones to fight off infection, heal wounds, and repair damaged tissue. But when inflammation becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

How to Use Red Light Therapy for Maximum Effectiveness:

Red Light Therapy is a natural, non-invasive way to encourage healing and rejuvenate the body. It is a safe and effective way to improve the health of the skin, reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and boost energy levels. A recent Literature Review from MDPI on 3/24/2023 revealed that “Photobiomodulation has beneficial effects on chronic pain and inflammation.”

While there are several types of red light therapy with different exposures, the medical grade, pulsing Whole Body Pods at The Wellness Center provide maximum effectiveness by targeting the source. With full body exposure, you can be sure that you are getting the most out of your red light therapy sessions to achieve optimal results. It is important to be consistent with therapy to experience the best results.

Some experts suggest the following self-care approaches to help manage your pain at home:

  1. Oral pain relievers

  2. Topical pain reliever

  3. Applying heat to relaxes the muscles

  4. Red light therapy

  5. Applying cold to numb the pain

  6. MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

According to Harvard Health, an anti-inflammatory diet should contain the following:

  1. Olive Oil

  2. Tomatoes

  3. Leafy greens

  4. Almonds

  5. Walnuts

  6. Fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and tuna, and mackerel

  7. Fruits like blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and cherries

Knowing how our red light therapy works is the just the beginning of your wellness journey. Implementing a plan to include regular use of red light therapy can provide pain relief and reduce the inflammation contributing to your discomfort without adverse side effects you might experience with more invasive therapies.

A.J. Harewood

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The information contained in this article, and information curated from third-party links are for informational purposes only and should not be used or interpreted as diagnosis or medial advice. It is your sole responsibility to consult with your medical doctor regarding any therapy plans or complementary care you might be considering for your personal medical care.


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